( dpa )- At least 50 people were feared burnt to death Thursday when a bus overturned on a highway in south-western Uganda and burst into flames, radio reports said.
The bus was was said to be speeding as it overturned while passing a trailer truck in Kingo village, near Masaka, 130 kilometres from Kampala, Kampala-based Central Broadcasting Service (CBS) reported.
It quoted police spokeswomen Judith Nabakooba as saying up to 30 more people who had been on the bus were taken to hospital with severe injuries.
Senior fire officer Joseph Mugisha told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa that "many people perished".
Uganda loses scores of people in accidents on its under-policed roads every year in incidents blamed on speeding, over-loading and poor mechanical condition of vehicles.